My first Gretsch. This guitar is a force of nature. I can't stop looking at it and playing it. It makes me play in a way my Fenders and Gibson's don't. Finally had a chance to snap a picture and post it. I am surprised that the stock bar bridge pretty much intonates right on, at least using my polytune mini, which is good enough for me. I am also surprised how soft the Bigsby makes this guitar play. It makes 11 gauge strings play really easy! I use 10 gauge on Strats and Les Pauls, and 10s top/11s bottom (my take on a light top, heavy bottom set) on my Jazzmaster. A full on set of 11's on my Fender's would be awful, but great on the Black Falon! The stock HS Filtertrons are pretty cool. They give some good greasy twang, with a lot of Mojo. I did have to adjust them to the TV Jones recommended heights. BTW they had this foam under them from the factory! I took em out with my mouse pad at the ready, then I noticed there was already this foam stuff glued in there. All I had to have done is adjust them up! Then I had to screw the pole pieces in a bit, and I may still need to screw them in a bit more, like the TV Classics that I have (in a Strat no less) that have the pole pieces down into the pickup, in comparison. Anyway adjusting the pickups to the right overall height, and then compensating by screwing in the pole pieces a bit, made a HUUUGE difference. It is like a blanket was lifted from the tone. In the end I may prefer more defined and snappy higher end twang from this guitar, and at some point I may change them out to TV Jones Classics, or possibly the T Armonds in the filter casing, but I'm not sure yet. Overall, stunning guitar. I'm happy like a liiitttlee Girrrl!